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crop

1. short for riding crop
2. 
a. a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
b. a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

crop

[kräp]
(agriculture)
A plant or animal grown for its commercial value.
(metallurgy)
Defective end portion of an ingot which is removed for scrap before rolling the ingot.
(vertebrate zoology)
A distensible saccular diverticulum near the lower end of the esophagus of birds which serves to hold and soften food before passage into the stomach.

crop, crope

A bunch of foliage worked or sculptured at the top of a spire, finial, or similar decorative member, and having a resemblance to the top of a plant.

crop

To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
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Continue making crop residue strips until the entire bed has been treated.
Thus, the objectives of this study were: (i) to quantify the effects of fertilisation on C sequestration and to establish a relationship between annual C addition and storage; and (ii) to measure the role of soybean wheat system in stabilising added C through FYM and crop residues under 2 distinct management practices (soybean and wheat crops were grown under residual fertility in the irrigated and rainfed soybean-wheat cropping systems, respectively) in 2 contrasting soil types (silty clay loam and sandy loam, respectively) under the subtemperate climate of the Indian Himalayas.
In nature, seed that drops to the ground from seed pods or in the feces of birds and animals is carried by wind or water to soil cracks or protected sites beneath crop residues where they germinate and take root.
Speaking at the recent UN climate change conference in Nairobi, the FAO's Kenya representative Castro Paulino Camarada said with the right technologies, converting biomass such as wood and crop residues, grass, straw and brushwood into fuel could "provide developing countries an abundant supply of clean, low-cost energy while helping spur economic development in rural communities".
Agricultural biotechnology is helping to increase corn yields, while industrial biotechnology is helping to convert cornstarch and crop residues into ethanol more efficiently.
However, biomass can include forestry residues, animal wastes and agricultural crop residues.
Cows often are stall-fed with crop residues or grass gathered daily and brought to them.
BIO echoes the report's call for federal investment in construction of biorefineries to convert cellulosic crop residues to ethanol transportation fuel.
BIO said it also echoes the report's call for federal investment in construction of biorefineries to convert cellulosic crop residues to ethanol transportation fuel.
There being little or no remaining grazing land in much of the province - three quarters of all land is used for cropping - small-scale livestock production depends on the abundant supply of crop residues and by-products.
Conventional tillage mixes all crop residues into the soil, while strip tillage does so only in narrow 4-to 6-inch-wide strips where the seeds are planted.
In both the A1 and A2 farms, it is suggested that the soil acidity levels could sustain the production of tobacco and sunflower and generally, there is a need for farmers in all three production systems to lime their soils and approve their organic matter through the application of crop residues and cattle manure.